Meet Our Founder
Grateful Gardens was founded in 2006 out of a passion for creating dream landscapes in Truckee’s beautiful environment. Founder Timmy Critz and his team of landscape expert contractors and Truckee-knowledgeable gardeners share a beautiful vision for landscaping in the region. They specialize in regenerative land management, permaculture practices, and beautiful hardscapes. We love assisting and creating the vision with you. With Timmy Critz’s building expertise and deep design knowledge, Grateful Garden will be the quality choice for your landscape needs.
Timmy Critz grew up on a 1,000 acre dairy farm, the youngest of nine kids, with five sisters ahead of him. All of the outside chores like cleaning the pool and mowing the lawn fell on Tim. Soon, lawn mowing became a love. “There is something about the straight lines of planting a wheat field or mowing a large turf surface that has stuck with me my whole life,” says Critz.
His father also owned a ski hill and that old Tucker grooming machine provided a year-round opportunity for Critz to practice making more straight lines. Thus, when he moved to the Tahoe area, he naturally began to landscape in the summers and groom snow in the winters. Critz developed his design skills and gardening knowledge through years of experience, and eventually founded Grateful Gardens in 2006. He still loves to play with big machines or simply work with a shovel to create living art pieces and maintain them to perfection.
“You can enjoy your outdoor space here in Truckee 24-7 with the right know-how. Now in our 16th year with the team I have assembled, we can take care of any size project that you could possibly envision.”
We would be grateful for an opportunity to introduce ourselves and our work to you. Please contact us for more information or a free consultation (530) 550-9372.